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372179 No.3449  

How often do sea otters go on land? Are they as nimble on land as their river cousins?

>> No.3452  
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I think they're basically permanently in the water, they even sleep there.

>> No.3523  
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After doing some research, they occasionally get on land in a process called hauling out. From what I can tell, they do it to get away from predators and to help warm up. Makes sense that getting on land would be warmer than the cold ocean water, and I can't think of any land predators in those regions that would target sea otters, so it seems like a good place to go and relax a bit:lol:

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>>3523 Hauling out? Isn't that what it's called when seals go on land? Idk, sea otters can kinda still walk, they don't really "haul", do they?

>> No.3526  

That's true, hauling might not be the best term. But I think it might be a general behavior applied to marine mammals, which would encompass both seals and sea otters. I'm far from an expert, this is just what I got from a quick Googling

>> No.3530  

Oh right, so it's a marine mammal thing. I wonder if it applies to other marine mammals? Maybe just those that live in the sea a majority of the time?

>> No.3531  

Wolves do hunt sea otters in Alaska, but they've only started doing this after all the deer disappeared.